From their voyage on the Mayflower to the days of the American Revolution, early American settlers struggled to survive in the New World. Join us as we travel through time and discover how our forefathers fed their families and grew a nation, from eating nuts and berries to preparing fantastic feasts of seafood and venison, and learn how you can cook like them, too!
With gorgeous and whimsical hand-drawn illustrations from beginning to end, A Thyme to Discover, spanning the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, is an illustrated historical cookbook for foodies, history buffs, and Americans alike. Cohen and Graves reimagine old original colonial recipes from pilgrims, presidents, and Native Americans, and modify them to suit modern palates and tastes. Arranged chronologically as the English settlers cooked and ate their way into becoming Americans, these deliciously historical recipes include:
Including a "Tipsy Timeline" of New World alcoholic beverages, the menus of the oldest taverns in America, and other bite-sized tidbits to satiate your curiosity and hunger, A Thyme to Discover revives forgotten culinary traditions and keeps them alive, on your own dinner table.
SubtitleEarly American Recipes for the Modern Table
AuthorBy Tricia Cohen, By Lisa Graves
Published21 November 2017
Dimensions8.50 x 8.50in.
Illustrations100 color illustrations.
About the author
Lisa Graves is the author and illustrator of the series 'Women in History,' as well as the author of A Thyme and Place: Medieval Feasts and Recipes for the Modern Table (Skyhorse Publishing) together with Tricia Cohen. She is the creator of Historywitch.com, a site dedicated to illustrations of history's most fascinating characters. She lives in Medway, Massachusetts.
—Dr. Lois Frankel, author of Ageless Women, Timeless Wisdom and Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office
"A Thyme to Discover makes culinary fantasy out of returning to early America and the pilgrim days. The recipes go deep into the fancy ingredients of the time—seafood and venison—but reimagines them for today's palate. We're special fans of the recipe for Warm Mulled Wine Apple Cider Sangria, perfect for a cold day."
"This fun, informative, appealing book makes a great gift for foodies and history buffs alike."
—Edible Cape Cod
"This much-more-than-a-cookbook goes far beyond the ordinary recipe, providing a window into the origins of dishes that will not only delight the palate, but also the historical curiosity of the reader. Tricia and Lisa have created a magnetic work of food intrigue with A Thyme to Discover. I recommend enjoying a glass, or two, of fine wine while reading!”
—Michael Hill Kennedy II, award-winning sommelier, winemaker, and founder of Component Wine Company in Napa Valley
"Team Thyme have done it again! Cohen and Graves’ new book, A Thyme to Discover, is a wonderful melding of inspired recipes, stories. Tricia Cohen created a set of dishes that recreate the Early American culinary experience without having to be a battlefield re-enactor. Lisa Graves’ illustrations teleport you to those earlier days as soon as you bite into 'Yankee Red Flannel Hash with Braised Cabbage' or let 'Cranberry and Orange Honey Butter' roll off your taste buds. All this and 'Chowdahhh!'"
—Edward Branley, NOLA History Guy and author
"I don't think I have ever been as captivated by a cookbook as I was by this one. From its clever title to its charming illustrations, wonderful recipes, interesting history, and snippets of facts peppered throughout, A Thyme to Discover has a little bit of everything. . . . Children will enjoy the whimsical illustrations, adults with no interest in cooking will find the history fascinating, and the cook, well, the cook is just going to fall in love. . . . A book for foodies, history buffs, and red-blooded Americans in general."
"Tricia and Lisa have created edible history lessons of sorts, allowing readers to re-experience the what it was like for the first Americans to sit down for dinner."